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Overview

by Zach Cashero last modified Oct 08, 2014 06:27 PM

As our exposure is expanding to reach potential buyers across the world, one of the most important aspects of a quality listing is a good translation in different languages. Although our system will automatically generate the title and descriptions of your properties grammatically correct into 11 different languages, some descriptions can only be translated by the agent.

Therefore, one of the newest features of the MLS system is a complete reworking of the translation tools. You are still only required to enter the information in one language, but if you know multiple languages, you will greatly benefit from adding all your descriptions in each language that you speak. This will help buyers find your property when searching in other languages. It is proven that buyers around the world search in their native language, so if you create your own unique descriptions, your property is more likely to be found.

The previous tool, under the menu item named “Manage Custom Translations” will no longer be available. For those familiar with it, it allowed you to create custom translations for the Property Title and the Description of a listing. You will still be allowed to create custom translations, but now the interface has been simplified so that you can add/edit/remove these translations immediately while creating or editing an existing listing.

The Property Title and Description fields are special because they can be automatically generated in other languages. Therefore, if you do not provide a translation in a given language, the system will create one for you. However, if you know the language well enough to write a well-formed title and description, we recommend you to do so.

In addition to creating a simplified user interface, you will find almost 100 different fields in the MLS system that now accept translations. Now you will see the new translatable fields when creating/editing a listing, development, agency, user profile, or picture.